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Bryan Hoppe former VP Asset Protection was promoted to Vice President Store Operations for Pep Boys. Under his new role Bryan will be responsible for Retail and Service operations support, labor optimization, and Asset Protection. Prior to working with Pep Boys Bryan worked for Advance Auto Parts for ten years moving up in the ranks starting out as a store manager and then moved into the loss prevention field as an auditor advancing all the way up to Director of Risk Management. Bryan has an MBA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst - Isenberg School of Management. Congratulations Bryan!

Web sales at J.C. Penney drop 33% in Q2 The second quarter for J.C. Penney Co. was a bad one overall, but it was the web—and not stores—that took the biggest hit. For the first two quarters: •Web sales declined year over year about 30.1% to $491.0 million from $702.0 million. • Total sales decreased 21.1% to $6.2 billion from $7.8 billion in the first two quarters of 2011. • Net loss was $310.0 million compared with net income of $78.0 million in the first two quarters of 2011. While Johnson says his company has time to put in place a successful transition, some retail analysts aren’t so sure. "It’s tough watching things chip away at Penney, which has been an e-commerce powerhouse," says Jim Okamura, managing director of Chicago-based retail consulting firm Okamura Consulting. (Source

Sears is moving forward with spinning off Hometown and Outlet stores and some hardware stores into a separate publically traded company on the Nasdaq under the symbol "SHOS" ON THE BLOCK: There are a total of 1,238 Hometown, Outlet and hardware stores as of April 28, according to Sears, which is trying to turn around its business and spruce up its image. It has already closed five Hometown stores, eight hardware stores and one Outlet store. (Source Associated Press)

Advance Auto profits dip, but shrink reduced. Gross profit amounted to $728.9 million, down $6.9 million or 1% from $735.8 million in the second quarter of 2011. Gross margin was 49.9% in the reported quarter compared to 49.7% in the year ago quarter. The rise in gross margin was due to improved store shrink and lower supply costs. (Source

Australia’s JB Hi-Fi reports $12M in shrink. DVD’s, Games and headphones were the leaders in electronic thefts, JB Hi-Fi is looking at new plans for Loss Prevention. Analysts expressed concern about the company's gross margins, which fell 94 basis points to 21.1 per cent of sales, after missing out on some volume-based incentive payments and seeing shrink increase to 13 basis points, equivalent to more than $4 million in stock. Some theft is attributed to reduced staffing levels as the company sought to cut labor costs. (Source

Police make 450 arrests during 2012 London Olympics The British police have made nearly 450 arrests in their efforts to furnish the London 2012 Olympics security, including 182 cases of apprehension during a protest, staged by a group of activist cyclists. Tens of thousands of security officers were deployed in London during the Olympic Games. After the UK-based private security company G4S, which is accused of human rights abuses, failed to provide enough security staff for Olympic security, 18,200 military soldiers were deployed in London and over 12,000 police officers from 9 forces. (Source

G4S donates $3.9 million to UK military charity The military had to step in at the last minute when G4S admitted it would have a staffing shortfall at the Olympics. The donation is on top of what G4S will have to pay back to the government for providing some 3,500 military personnel to make up for the shortfall. Mynott says G4S will end up making a loss of between 35 and 50 million (78 million dollars) pounds on the Olympic contract. (Source Associated Press)

Facial recognition may need regulating Congress might need to pass legislation to limit the way government agencies and private companies use facial recognition technology to identify people, a U.S. senator said recently. The growing use of facial recognition tools raises serious privacy concerns, said Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee's privacy subcommittee. No existing U.S. laws limit the use of facial recognition tools in the public or private sectors, said people who testified before the subcommittee. The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security have huge databases of biometric identifiers, and they're adding facial data to them. Meanwhile, Facebook users are uploading 300 million photos to the social networking site every day, said Jennifer Lynch, an attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation. "Many Americans don't even realize that they're already in a facial recognition database," she said. This version of this story was originally published in Computerworld's print edition. It was adapted from an article that appeared earlier on So it is getting press and the Daily posted the computerworld article as well. (Source

Fresh & Easy reduces store hours and staffing at 33 of its 199 stores after last months corporate cuts. A spokesman told Supermarket News — hours have been adjusted at the 33 locations to accommodate a 9 a.m. opening and an 8 p.m closing. (Source

San Diego ORC Conference Hailed A Success
By Joe LaRocca, Sr. Advisor, Loss Prevention


August 10, 2012

Earlier today, retail loss prevention and law enforcement professionals from the San Diego region and other parts of Southern California gathered for the second annual San Diego Organized Retail Crime Alliance (SDORCA) Conference.

The event started with opening comments from Detective/SDORCA Executive Director David Iorillo (San Diego Police Department), Commander Tim Curran (San Diego County Sheriff’s Department), Assistant Chief Boyd Long (San Diego Police Department) and Assistant Chief Cory Moles (Escondido Police Department). Each leader stressed the importance of public-private sector partnerships and specifically recognized the positive impact of SDORCA and the Executive Committee.

SDORCA was developed out of the efforts of local law enforcement and retailers throughout San Diego County. Throughout the day Iorillo thanked the retailers involved in the program and gave a special shout out to his original law enforcement partners Detective Tom Di Zinno (National City Police Department) and Detective Mike Martinez (Escondido Police Department) for their contributions.

The Law Enforcement Investigator of the Year was awarded to the San Diego Police Department’s, Western Division Street Crimes Unit, who all dedicated the time to attend the meeting. The Loss Prevention Investigator of the Year was awarded to Chris Arbeene (Abercrombie), Maurice Payne (Limited Brands), Kevin Stone (Gap Inc.) and Terence Wilkerson (Gap Inc.) for their efforts in breaking up a $6 million dollar box stuffing ring last year.

Beginning in March of 2008, several large 'booster' crews were systematically hitting multiple malls and retail stores throughout San Diego. These crews were very organized and profitable; averaging $10,000 per week in clothing theft.

As Detectives closed in on these crews, they realized their efforts would be best served if they worked together. Detectives from the Escondido Police Dept, National City Police Dept and San Diego Police Dept realized a bi-monthly informational / training meeting would be perfect.

At first the intention was to bring together law enforcement to share their investigations. It soon became apparent that bringing in loss prevention and security professionals would not only enhance the sharing of information, but would improve overall investigations and ultimate convictions.

A big thanks to the SDORCA team for the invitation to speak and attend the event today.

If you’re in the area and would like to join SDORCA at no charge, visit the SDORCA website.

Indiana online identity thief sentenced to 48 months in federal prison for his role in $3M counterfeit credit card scheme. A conspiracy that involved the operation of an online identity theft business that sold counterfeit credit cards encoded with stolen account information. According to court documents, the conspiracy utilized multiple online personas in criminal "carding forums," Internet discussion groups set up to facilitate buying and selling stolen financial account information and other goods and services to promote credit card fraud. According to court documents, credit card companies have identified thousands of fraudulent transactions using the card numbers found in the co-conspirator’s possession, totaling more than $3 million. (Source

Rolex accuses of selling counterfeit watches. boasts that it is the "USA’s No. 1 online retailer of luxury wristwatches", Rolex has a different opinion. Rolex Watch U.S.A. Inc said in a recent lawsuit that Melrose is selling counterfeit goods. The lawsuit, filed at the federal courthouse in Santa Ana, accused Melrose of including counterfeit parts on its restored watches in a deliberate effort "to confuse and deceive the public." The watchmaker is seeking an injunction that would prohibit the online retailer from including counterfeit parts on Rolex watches or even mentioning Rolex’s brand on its website. (Source

12 Vans full of counterfeit handbags recovered in Bolingbrook, Illinois. On Sunday morning, undercover detectives and private investigators went to the flea market to pinpoint which booths were selling counterfeit items. Joliet detectives, ICE agents and Bolingbrook officers raided the market at 10:45 a.m. and took nine people into custody. In addition to $4,000, police found phony purses that appeared to be made by Michael Kors, Dolce and Gabbana, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Ed Hardy, Jimmy Choo, Coach, Chanel and Burberry. (Source

Truck Loaded With $2.5 Million in Perfume, Cell phones, Stolen in Miami-Dade. A group of suspects stole cell phones and perfume worth millions when they stole a truck from Excel Express Cargo last month, police said. Shipping company manager Raidy Parra and Lenny Sosa, who had bought the products to sell them wholesale in Venezuela, talk about the massive theft. After the suspects unloaded the goods, the cargo truck they stole was later found empty some blocks away. (Source

Marks & Spencer in Nottingham, England burglarized of Olympic T-shirts. Three suspects smash out a store window and grabbed over $2000 in women’s underwear and Olympic T-shirts from the Mark &Spencer store in downtown Nottingham. The suspects jumped into their black Mercedes and got three blocks before being stopped by police. One suspect has 11 prior convictions for burglary. (Source

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Indigo Books & Music stores are seeing improvement in their general merchandise sales to offset the declining book sales but still lost $5.5M in their Q1. Just like in the states Canada's #1 book store chain is feeling the impact of the new digital format consumers are flocking to. They sold their e-reader the Kobo earlier this year to a Japanese firm for US$315M. And they've significantly increased their general merchandise categories and even upgraded their DC to accommodate growth of its general merchandise business. They've also opened two new smaller store formats which appear to be doing well. Their superstores, Indigo and Chapters, same store sales fell 0.9% in Q1. (Source

A wave of fake currency ($20's and $100's) is passing through the Okanagan and Thompson Valley, prompting an alert from police in the Vancouver area. "The typical modus operandi is for the passer to make an inexpensive purchase and pay with a large denomination, in turn receiving a large percentage of change back in authentic currency, leaving the bogus bill in the till," said RCMP spokesman Cpl. Dan Moskaluk. The RCMP has received 23 complaints about the passing or attempted passing of counterfeit bills in the past two weeks, he said Friday. The incidents involved bank notes in $20, $50 and $100 denominations and occurred in West Kelowna, Penticton, Kamloops, Okanagan Falls and other communities in the southern Interior. (Source

Canada's economy unexpectedly lost 30,400 jobs in July in a third disappointing month for the labor market, indicating tepid growth. The jobless rate climbed to 7.3 percent from 7.2 percent, with layoffs across a range of industries. The biggest job losses were in wholesale and retail trade and in professional, scientific and technical services. (Source

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"Transitioning to Your New Job as an LP Director" b Mike Keenan, VP of LP, Gap North America

Over the next few weeks the Daily will be publishing Mike Keenan's chapter   “Transitioning to Your New Job as an LP Director” from the book Retail Crime, Security, and Loss Prevention, 1st Edition, An Encyclopedic Reference.

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 "Transitioning to Your New Job as an LP Director"

by Mike Keenan, CPP, CFI
Vice President of Loss Prevention
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Shortage programs are an integral part of any LP program. Controlling shortage is a process. You must have all areas of the company working together to control shortage. There must be daily attention to all shortage control procedures. For this to happen, there must be support for reducing shortage that comes from the senior management of the company or else it will not be a priority.

The first step in creating a shortage program or enhancing an existing one is an Executive Shortage Committee. This committee should include senior management and Director level people. The higher the management levels in these meetings the better. Representation should include, LP, Finance, Operations, Distribution, Buying Line, IT, Internal Audit, Inventory Management, Human Resources, etc. You want people on the Committee who can go back to their Departments and make things happen. This Committee should focus on all areas of the business that can impact shortage. It should develop action plans that the people on the Committee can go out and execute. Examples include, store/DC LP standards, focus on high shortage stores, focus on high shortage merchandise, EAS tagging standards, etc.

A shortage program should include monthly shortage meetings in all stores and DCs. These meetings should include the facility Manager and key people in the location. The monthly topics should focus on high shortage areas and processes. All facility employees should be made aware of the focus topic each month. This can be done through separate meetings held at different times throughout the day. Retail schedules rarely allow for storewide meetings, so the individual meetings should be scheduled so that all employees are given the necessary information.

Another effective method is the development and implementation of individual Store shortage "action plans." These action plans should be based on the shortage results from the most recent Inventory. Focus areas can be companywide, store specific or a combination of both. The plans should define what each store is going to do to address the high shortage areas. District/Regional Store Operations and LP Managers should be required to approve the action plans. The action plans should be inspected throughout the year and stores must be held accountable for not executing their plans.

Some companies focus their efforts on high shortage or "target" stores. These "target store" programs are based on the concept that reducing shortage in the highest shortage stores will be the best return on the investment of resources. This approach is usually very successful in those stores. The challenge with this approach is that "non-target" stores can experience increased shortage because there is not a focus on them. Those stores can then become the new "target" stores.

An effective shortage program must include employee awareness training. Employee awareness starts with educating employees on their role in controlling losses in the company. What can they do every day to positively impact shortage? You must define the expectations for every employee. They need to take ownership for controlling losses. If they have “ownership” for controlling losses, they will be more likely to help than if they don’t feel they have any responsibility. This can be done by communicating your message(s) in new hire orientations, company newsletters, posters, etc. Developing a shortage logo and tagline will “brand” your program. As with an LP Department logo and tagline, create a companywide contest to get ideas. Your company employees can often times come up with some great concepts. If your company employees can’t come up with anything that fits your vision, work with your Marketing Department or, if you don’t have a Marketing Department, use an outside vendor.

Since shortage control requires daily attention, your goal should be to create a culture of loss prevention. You want all employees doing the right things every day. Doing the right things means not stealing, reporting those that do steal and following established procedures to prevent loss. A loss prevention culture takes time to develop but it will pay off every year in low shortage if it is maintained throughout the company.

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Mike Keenan is currently the Vice President of Loss Prevention for GAP North America. His prior experience includes sixteen years with Macy’s West where he started as an LP Manager and worked his way to Vice President of Loss Prevention. He then held similar LP positions with Ross Stores, Longs Drugs and Mervyns. He started his career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Mike has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from California State University, Sacramento. He has served on the NRF LP Advisory Council and was the Chairperson in 2001 and 2002. He is a licensed Private Investigator in the State of California. In addition, he taught Retail and Corporate Loss Prevention classes at Golden Gate University in San Francisco, California.

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Mom and son "box stuffing" ORC team hit Toys R Us for $2M and hit 50 states in one year A mother and son from Tamarac, Fla, may be placed on Santa's naughty list after being accused of stealing $2 million worth of toys. The Broward Sheriff's Organized Retail Crimes Unit arrested Ignatius "Michael" Pollara, 46, and his mother, Margaret Pollara, 70, on Thursday, accusing the pair of stealing more than $2 million in merchandise, WTVJ-TV reported. The son always used his reward card which is how Toys R Us LP Investigator, Patrick Fairley, was able to track him. Fairley tracked the reward card's usage and discovered that since May 9, Pollara had visited 139 Toys R Us stores in 27 states, spending a total of $6,737.94 on 175 purchases.
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This male suspect was discovered after the Toys R Us investigator reviewed store reporting and identified a trend. It was not by chance that this suspect was discovered. Toys R Us stores communicated with the Investigations team each time this individual came into their stores which allowed for extensive case building. The case involves numerous retailers and the male suspect was tracked all over the U.S. through 30 states in the last 30 days alone and hit 118 retail establishments attempting to box stuff. It represents a great example of the tremendous partnerships between several different retailers and numerous law enforcement agencies. Great job Toys R Us! (Source

The 2012 Chicago Cook County Retail Organized Crime conference scheduled to be held on Sept 10-11 is booked up - filled and will obviously be a packed house with Loss Prevention executives and law enforcement members.

Traffic stop in Mobile, Ala., uncovers 4 ORC suspects with booster bags that had over 500 stolen items in their trunk. Authorities said they hit up some popular stores at the outlets in Gulf Port and a department store in Biloxi walking out with more than 500 items using a pretty clever technique. Since the crime happened in Mississippi, that's where the four suspects will be charged. They will stay in Mobile until they are extradited. (Source

Conn. Trio busted hitting Outlets in Clinton and Westbrook. Three Hartford residents are accused of stealing merchandise worth more than $2,500 from Clinton Crossing and Tanger Outlets in Westbrook. Store employees at Tanger Outlets in Westbrook called police after seeing the trio and suspecting they were stealing from multiple stores, including Carters and Osh Kosh, police said. Employees reportedly watched Robinson, Mack and Hasty walk to a car and deposit shopping bags, then return to the shops. Police found the car a short time later at the Clinton outlets. Officers set up a perimeter, and when the three returned to the car with more shopping bags, police took them into custody. (Source

Video shows women shoplifting more than $10K in goods from West U boutiques in Houston, TX Authorities are trying to track down two women behind a couple of high-dollar heists. Police say the pair shoplifted about $10,000 worth of merchandise from upscale boutiques in West University and Houston. (Source

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WG Security Products Inc. is looking for a highly effective and energetic account executive in or near the Chicago Metropolitan area and also in the New York City Metropolitan area, to join our team and help make an impact in the retail Loss Prevention industry and community.

The executive would be responsible for and held accountable to developing long-term value added relationships, and helping to grow our business. While sales growth is a critical element in this role your ability to evaluate and recommend solutions for retailers is critical as well. As a solution provider in the retail loss prevention industry we're committed to ensuring that our technology is "Best In Class" and that our pricing models offer the best opportunity for the nations retailers to exceed their ROI formulas.

This executive must be able to operate independently while at the same be a strong team member and be able to effectively manage their assigned accounts and more importantly, to significantly generate new business and new accounts and be able to assist in the overall growth of our brand . Growth should be viewed as priority number one. A sales support staff is in place to assist, but the main work in creating new long-term business will be up to you. The executive is expected to be in regular contact and effectively communicate with our corporate office in San Jose, as well as report progress on new leads and established accounts to management and to share client feedback. Remembering that our success is tied directly to our clients success.

We've got a great team at WG Security Products and have one of the industry's leading retail Loss Prevention EAS subject matter experts helping to develop our strategic vision and path. Our current product line and our commitment to continue developing cost-effective innovative solutions for the nations retailers provides the executive with the tools you'll need to truly make an impact and add value.

Our worldwide efforts have been extremely successful and our direct U.S. effort is gaining huge momentum and if you're an effective communicator and have the passion and commitment to truly add value and make a difference then our opportunity may be perfect for you. Certainly experience in the retail Loss Prevention industry and with the EAS, RFID, and CCTV technology's would be a huge plus. However we're looking for a great executive first and foremost.

This is an exciting time for WG Security Products and we're looking to continue that excitement well into the future.

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